Fillings are used to fill the inside of a tooth when it has a hole as a result of cavities, congenital defects, or has been damaged from dental trauma. By filling the tooth, we can restore the health, structure, and function of the tooth. Fillings are the gold standard restorative treatment for cavities that haven’t reached deep into the tooth.
Composite fillings are also referred to as tooth-colored fillings because they mimic the appearance of the natural tooth by matching the shade of the resin with your teeth. No more do you have to endure an embarrassing silver filling to treat cavities, nor do you have to expose yourself to mercury.
Composite fillings are mercury-free, aesthetic, biocompatible, and durable. They can last for up to 10 years with proper care and are less invasive because we can preserve more of your tooth structure. The instant hardening from UV light means you don’t have to wait 24 hours for the filling to harden and can eat whatever you want.